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  1. US Expat Tax Support
    If you are planning to retire, you need to know that Americans, both in the US and abroad can gain retiree support benefits from the IRS. But this can only happen if you have paid into your Social Security (SS) account over time. To determine if you are eligible to receive Social Security...
  2. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi guys, I've read several great threads and been doing a bit of general research as my wife and I retired a year ago this month and decided in March that we were going to go for a NLV and move out to Mallorca where we rent (year-round) an apartment from Mallorquin family that we've known for...
  3. Philippines Expat Forum
    One of our members wanted me to share this video about a fellow Expat who decided to retire here at the age of 58, he came here with just a nest egg and thought he could work online, and make extra cash. Expat interviewed on the events
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi all - we are knee deep in maps/ guide books and google at the moment trying to find good locations to explore ahead of a retirement move in a few years. we won’t have a huge budget to buy but meet the current income levels - so looking at up to £80k for a house. Ideal thoughts (though we...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I can only find a few sentence description or ASPA minimum retirement benefits. I've been married 12 years to a French citizen but we've lived 10 years in USA, with several dual citizen children. Several questions I need answers to. Is ASPA capped based on FRENCH income or INTERNATIONAL...
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    What does an American citizen married to a French citizen receive in terms of any kind of pension? I would need to be a resident of France, but would my wife also need to be? If you have a link that'd be great. I don't speak French so citizenship is not possible until I do. Would pension be...
  7. Expat Tax
    I am currently a US citizen working in the US. I am looking at places to move when we retire in a few years. My wife and I really like Europe and are looking at places like Portugal, France, Italy, and Slovenia. Does anyone know how Slovenia will tax my retirement income? I don't expect to earn...
  8. Other Europe
    I am currently a US citizen working in the US. I am looking at places to move when we retire in a few years. My wife and I really like Europe and are looking at places like Portugal, France, Italy, and Slovenia. Does anyone know how Slovenia will tax my retirement income? I don't expect to earn...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I'm helping my father file an income declaration in France. It's his first. He moved here at the very end of 2019. I'm filling out the paper forms since he doesn't have a numéro fiscal yet. His retirement income consists of three IRA accounts, a state pension and a private pension. I...
  10. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Data points: 55-60yo US citizens couple planning to retire in France, end of this year - early next, with my spouse already having French citizenship (but having departed the country over 20 yrs ago, so not much soc sec contributions since then), and my French citizenship "in flight" (paperwork...
  11. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Retiring in two years and planning retirement in France. To get a long-term visa, would the following likely be sufficient supplemental documentation? (1) proof of my government pension (which is more than plenty for one person to live on comfortably in the US); (2) proof that i have entered...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everyone! So I am in the US currently but trying to plan our retirement in France. Well it will be shared between the US and France so trying to understand what makes the most sense investment wise and tax wise. Here are my questions: - I understand IRAs/401k are not taxed by France but by...
  13. Expat Tax
    If anyone out there is receiving a 'coordinated' benefit between the USA and a country that it has a Totalization Agreement with, my question is this: is the amount of the monthly benefit from the foreign country simply deducted from the US monthly benefit, or is it more complicated than that...
  14. International Expat Discussions
    Hello! As an expat, what are your retirement plans and what are some tips you may share with others for a more comfortable retirement?
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Dear All, I was wondering if anyone had any advice for my mother who is planning on retiring to France. I am an American citizen and my wife is French. My mother has started to get the ball rolling on coming to join us in 2019 and there are some things we are sure about and others we are...
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    This is a quite general question, but it would help me to get some insight from this experienced community. Here goes: It's my hope to retire in France in the next few years, where I expect to live on SS and 401K income/withdrawals. I may return to the US but my plan is to stay at least the...
  17. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    Hi There, Any US expats out there who could share their experience with me about how their commercialista is taxing them on interest income, dividends, and capital gains? I have had two so far, and they have both done my taxes differently. One treated it all as normal income and taxed it at my...
  18. Articles: Middle East
    The Government in the United Arab Emirates is considering a work investment scheme for expats after a study recommended that overseas workers should be offered some kind of savings plan for retirement. Traditionally expats in the UAE, and many other states in the Gulf region, benefit from an...
  19. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All, I have been in Melbourne for 3 years now, we are quite settled and I am looking at transferring my assets. The problem is that I have no idea how to transfer my pension, I have spoken to a couple of friends that transferred their pensions over into something called an Offshore QROPS but...
  20. Europe Marketplace
    Update Finance is now in place and construction begins end of 2017. Special discounts for the first few off plan purchases. Prices on application. Retirement in Cyprus Do you worry about being alone in a strange country in your twighlight years? Situated in a popular village in the...
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